K-Coast hold mastered the art of Honda Cub customization. It started after they purchased a name from Honda Thailand two years in the past, asking them to manufacture a customized Big Cub to hold a honest time the brand new model’s liberate. Since then, the Bangkok personalized powerhouse has hit the accelerator—refining tips and lengthening new parts alongside the draw.
We’ve loved tracking their growth too, because we will be in a position to’t resist seeing the enviornment’s most standard scooter hopped up. K-Coast’s latest providing is the dopest but; a ticket new Honda Big Cub with a rally vibe and a skateboard rack. Call us 90s nostalgic, nonetheless we want this snide.
K-Coast aren’t acceptable a customized shop—they’re moreover one of Thailand’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers. So their personalized Big Cubs are a mixture of catalog parts, fabrication, and massive quantities of creativity, and tend to be supplied as restricted bustle ‘made-to-impart’ customs.
This one’s the major of the aptly-named ‘Baja’ sequence, which they’ll be constructing acceptable 59 of.
Essentially the most evident trade right here is the entrance ruin. K-Coast hold left the bulk of the entrance ‘fairing’ intact, nonetheless trimmed worthy of the bodywork away in different places. They’ve stripped off the Big Cub’s plastic steering ‘cluster’ too, ditched its headlight, and stripped down the OEM fork housings to refinish the legs in sad.
Up entrance is a new twin gentle and grill setup, tailored from but another bike. Blended with a stubby, excessive-mounted fender, it appears to be like like a throwback to the charming Honda XLR250R Baja. A pair of LED turn indicators is embedded low down, and there’s a small bit perforation on the plastics for further discontinue.
Explore across the abet, and you’ll place of residing a spot of residing of risers, handlebars and grips from K-Coast’s catalog. The group moreover relocated the Honda’s ignition and installed a frequent mini change that acceptable controls the turn indicators and horn. Then they installed a digital aggregate scamper/tacho decrease down.
Utterly different beauty adjustments consist of a quilted seat quilt and a pair of ribbed facet covers, every from the corporate’s in-house ‘Diablo’ vary of parts. Heck, even the footpegs had been upgraded.
This Big Cub’s is wearing greater than acceptable new clothes though: it moreover has a radically transformed stance. K-Coast hold customary the prolonged swingarm invent first viewed on their latest Honda CT125 project, so that they might perhaps cram in a pair of 17” wheels. The Big Cub quiet makes use of the stock drum brake hubs, nonetheless now runs on knobby tires.
The rear used to be reduce abet immediate, and handled to a new fender and baggage rack. It’s now propped up on a new pair of Diablo rear shocks. There’s an LED Diablo taillight mounted to the swingarm, and an identical pair of LED turn indicators tucked away near the pinnacle shock mounts.
On the moral facet, K-Coast rerouted the employ with a customized header, capping it off with a Diablo muffler and personalized warmth shields. The left facet aspects a artful small rack, designed to take a cruiser-sized skateboard, and a license plate mount.
The Baja’s color plan is ineffective easy: sad, with a mixture of gloss and satin finishes. And while we’re recurring what this hasten would stumble upon like in a 90s rally livery, it appears to be like to be acceptable as fascinating murdered out.
We’re firm believers that smaller bikes are the draw forward for motorcycling… and what’s better than a cheeky scooter with house for a lunchbox and a skateboard?
Label us up, please.
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